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Students plan MLK Day of Service for holiday

High school students from across Dearborn Public Schools are inviting their peers and the public to an MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20.
The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Islamic Center of America, 19500 Ford Road Dearborn. U. S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud, and Wayne County Commissioner Sam Baydoun are expected to
attend. The afternoon will include speeches, but will focus on performing community service to help seniors in the community, both at the Islamic Center and at nearby St. Sarkis Towers, a senior apartment complex.
Dearborn Public Schools are closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
High school students from across Dearborn planned the first Real Dearborn March for MLK Day in 2016. The event was designed to highlight and embrace the community’s diversity and to fight negative representations on social media about Dearborn and its Muslim residents. The march meshed well with Dr. King’s message of inclusion and
fighting hate with love. With assistance from the City of Dearborn, students continued to plan marches for two more years, despite the often inhospitable weather in January.
Last year, student organizers decided to take a new approach and used the event to focus more on community service. That tradition continues this year. This year’s MLK Service Day was organized by the Superintendent’s
Student Advisory Council.
Those who are planning to attend Monday’s event are asked to sign up at http://bit.ly/dpsmlkday. More than 100 slots are available for participants.
“I am very proud of our students for stepping up and organizing this event. It is a fitting tribute to honor Dr. King’s legacy and provides the students the chance to interact with and support the local community,” said
Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

Michael Berry Career Center and CTE Open House Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

We would like to invite parents and prospective students (especially 8th graders) to attend our 2020 Spring Partnership and CTE Advisory Meeting that will take place on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at Michael Berry Career Center located at 22586 Ann Arbor Trail. Tour our building, meet the students and staff, learn about our career programs, etc. We will also have representatives of other high school programs (early college, DCMST, etc.), local colleges and training organizations, etc. as well as some local businesses and employers.  Great event and we hope to see a lot of you there.  Click here for more information.  

 

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